- Easy To Grow Plant
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 12 inches
The Tanzanian Zipper Plant, or Euphorbia Anoplia, has a unique look and is very easy to grow. A member of the succulent family, this houseplant resembles a cactus without spines. Bulbous columns grow in clusters and reach up to 1 foot tall. The light-green foliage has subtle dark-green stripping and produces small purple flowers in spring and summer. Place the Euphorbia Anoplia on a sunny shelf, let the soil completely dry out, and this unique houseplant will thrive.
Best Locations For Growing Euphorbia Anoplia
Euphorbia Anoplia is not picky about where it is placed; just find a sunny area with average or low humidity. Living rooms, family rooms, hallways, and any space with south-facing windows are excellent locations.
Euphorbia Anoplia Sunlight Requirements
Light most succulents, Euphorbia Anoplia, appreciates lots of light. Direct sunlight may burn the greenery, so select a spot with bright, indirect light. Increased light levels encourage growth and keep the plant lush and vibrant.
Euphorbia Anoplia Care
Small purple flowers bloom in spring and summer on the flat edges when the stems come together. Euphorbia Anoplia only blooms if it receives plenty of sunlight. Plants grown in low light may not set flower buds. Help your zipper plant bloom by using a grow light to provide extra brightness during the spring.
Watering Euphorbia Anoplia
This plant has low water needs. Succulents store water in their thick, fleshy stems, so they can go for an extended amount of time before getting a drink. Let the soil dry out before watering, and feel the soil to determine the dryness.
Feeding Euphorbia Anoplia
Fertilize Euphorbia Anoplia monthly during the spring and early summer when the plant is actively growing. Use water-soluble plant food that can be applied during a typical watering session. Balanced fertilizer supports new growth, or use a plant food high in phosphorous to encourage blooms.
Euphorbia Anoplia Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: No|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Air Purifier: High|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 12 inches|
|Mature Spread: 2 feet|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Flower Shade/Description: Dark Burgundy|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Whitish-Green to Green|
|Temperature: Above 50 °F (Above 10 )|
|Common Name: Euphorbia Anoplia|
|Other Name(s): Tanzanian Zipper Plant,|
|Scientific Name: Euphorbia anoplia|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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